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The DLAF report for 2018: 557 control actions underway, 259 closed and 289 open

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The Department for Anti-fraud Fight (DLAF) had ongoing last year 557 control actions, closed 259 and opened 289, most of them at the request of DNA according to the activity report on 2018. Similarly, they sent to DNA and other prosecutors’ offices 228 control notes and 160 memos for the referral of the criminal investigation bodies.

Most complaints came from the managing authorities- 267 The National Department of Anti-corruption – 225, the Audit Authority connected to the Court of Accounts – 28; natural persons and judicial persons – 17; referrals ex offcio -10; The European Anti-fraud Office – 7; The Control Unit of the premier – 3.

Out of the 557 control actions had as objective to check the way in which structural funds were obtained and used, - cohesion, agricultural and subsidies, - 425 referred to the period 2007 – 2013, 120 referred to the payment scheme for subsidies offered to agricultural campaigns, 7 actions were made for the period 2014 – 2020 and five were connected to the pre-accession period.

The  report mentions that in the case of the 425  control actions made in 2018 which referred to the period 2007-2013, most were made in the National Rural Development Programme – 121. Then there follows the Operational Programme for the Development of Human resources  - 107; the Regional Operational Programme – 97; the Operational programme for the increase of economic competitiveness – 30; operational programme for the environment - 23; the operational programme for fishing – 23.

Similarly, as regards the seven control actions ongoing in 2018 which refer to the period 2014 – 2020, two referred to the National Programme for rural development and the operational programme big infrastructure and one each for operational programme for human capital and operational programme for competitiveness, operational programme for fishing and maritime affairs.

Similarly, last year there were opened 289 control actions, most made by DNA – 134 and managing authorities – 114.

The report mentions that out of 289 control actions opened last year, which meant the checking of the way in which structural funds were obtained and used – cohesion, agricultural and subsidies – 222 out of which referred to the period 2007, 62 referred to the payment scheme for subsidies offered to agricultural campaigns and referred to the period 2014 – 2020.

The report for 2018 of the Department for Anti-fraud fight says that out of the 557 control actions ongoing in 2018 259 were finalized. For these, 141 were referrals made by the managing authorities, second DNA with 87 referrals, followed by the Audit Authority connected to the Court of Accounts with 13 referrals.

Out of the 259 finalised actions in 2018, 160 found fraud which affected the financial interests of the EU, in 92 cases the referrals were not justified, in 7 actions –supplimentary action was not required, so they were closed, as the checking of DLAF, the criminal investigation body made a decision in the respective case, the report says.

In 2018, the judicial value of the DLAF activity was 228 control notes sent to DNA and other prosecutors’ offices, 160 memos and 3 information notes.

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